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Documents associated with: Ten O'Clock Lecture, publication
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System Number: 05906
Date: 29 September 1890
Author: Allen Upward[1]
Place: Cardiff
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler U35
Document Type: ALS

Prince's Chambers, Cardiff

29 / 9 / 90

Dear Sir,

Your whole book is wise & witty but your Ten o'clock[2] is the truest - if not the only true - word about Art since Poe[3] alarmed the ears of Boston by announcing that length was not the test of merit in poetry.

I write this to you in some trepidation, but I should do my nature violence if I remained silent in face of the intense enjoyment your book has given me.

Allen Upward

J. MacNeill Whistler Esq.

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1.  Allen Upward
Allen Upward (1863-1926), barrister and writer [more].

2.  Ten o'clock
Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London and New York, 1890.

3.  Poe
Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849), writer and poet [more].